What do you know that ain’t so? – One minute read

Will Rogers

Arguably America’s best humorist but certainly our most humorous philosopher, Will Rogers quipped, “It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.”

More than a decade ago, I discovered some errors in my own thinking. This led me to begin seeking and correcting within myself that which isn’t true. I’ve found a lot and I’m far from finished. I now encourage others to verify their facts and be wary of inaccurate biblical interpretations.

One incorrect belief I held was, God wouldn’t allow Christians to interpret the Bible inaccurately. But interpretations by believers vary widely on many issues and always have. Everybody can’t be correct. In 2 Peter 3:15-16, the apostle acknowledges that some things are difficult to understand and had been distorted. Although I’m not certain, I think God allows truth to be distorted by His commitment to free will.

My efforts to correct wrong thinking in myself have a spiritual aspect. But I also seek to get my facts right on everything possible. I recently discovered on Wikipedia a well researched and documented list of Common Misconceptions. Whoa! A lot of things I knew for certain were wrong.

The non-political link is safe. Check and see what you might wrongly know. 

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